Brabants hinterland

What many people don’t know is that the hinterland of Brabant also has a lot of water. No large expanses of water, but many kilometres of ditches, rivers, gorges and canals. Practically all the larger towns in Brabant are located on navigable waters, and a lot of work has been done in recent years to make these towns accessible by water.

What could be better than taking beautiful trips on quiet waterways with rolling cane fields and views over the many fields and meadows, on the way to a cosy Brabant town like Breda or Tilburg. Not many will manage to cast off and set off after just one day, but still seriously enjoy an extra day in these diverse and authentic places.

The special thing about this route is that it is a real ’round trip’, which means there are hardly any waterways that you will see a second time. And at the end (or at the beginning if you were to plan the route the other way around) there is the bonus of the beautiful nature of the Biesbosch, one of the pearls of Brabant, and the Netherlands.

  • Nature
  • Towns and cities
Waterway type: 
  • Relaxing
Travel time: 
  • Week

Stop over destinations


The fortified town of Willemstad spoils its visitors with a special combination of historical and culinary hospitality with numerous nice restaurants. Particularly interesting in terms of cultural history: the Mauritshuis, the Koepelkerk, the old town hall and the fortifications surrounding the city. And challenging through the rugged landscape, for example around the Hollandsch Diep. The marina provides a perfect base for your cruise.


The village of Dinteloord is part of the municipality of Steenbergen. We spend the night in the picturesque harbour of Dinteloord, you can enjoy a delicious snack in front of the door and take a stroll in the friendly village. It is a nice stopover before returning to your home port of Willemstad or just at the beginning of your holiday in Brabant or Zeeland.


Contemporary and yet more than 750 years old. A bustling city between centuries-old monuments, the water and the terraces on the Grote Markt. Take a walk through the historic city centre or grab your bike for a surprising tour through the city. Breda is a Walhalla for shopaholics. You can enjoy a delicious meal in one of Breda's many restaurants.


Gastfreundschaft finden Sie hier im Herzen von Brabant! Wenn Sie Kinder an Bord haben, können Sie den märchenhaften Vergnügungspark Efteling besuchen. Im Waldgebiet gibt es verschiedene Rad- und Wandermöglichkeiten. Im Stadtzentrum gibt es ein breites Angebot an Geschäften, Restaurants und Cafés. Aber auch in Bezug auf Geschichte und Kultur hat Oosterhout viel zu bieten. Oosterhout ist bekannt für seine "Schlösser", von denen es noch fünf gibt. In einem dieser Schlösser, De Blauwe Camer, leben seit 1647 die Nonnen-Norbertinnen von Sint-Catharinadal, nachdem die Schwestern gezwungen waren, ihr Kloster in Breda zu verlassen.


Der Piushaven in Tilburg ist ein Einbaumhafen aus dem Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts und wird seit 2002 als Museumshafen genutzt. Piushaven ist der größte Stadthafen in Noord-Brabant! Brabant wäre nicht Brabant, wenn wir wieder in den Genuss von Terrassen entlang der Uferpromenade kämen. Es ist ein schöner Spaziergang in Piushaven mit einem Führer, der wirklich alles über den Hafen weiß. Eines der schönsten Wandergebiete ist 'Het Groene Woud', zu dem auch Moerenburg gehört, alle in der Nähe von Piushaven.


Geertruidenberg is also called "Fortress City on the Biesbosch" because of its long relationship with this area. The beautifully preserved monuments, such as the moats, forts and ravelins, are proof of this. The historical market with its linden trees has many terraces with a view of monumental buildings and cultural-historical places such as the Geertruidskerk. Burgundian pleasure as only possible in Brabant!